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March 2024, Volunteer of the Month

March 2024

We are pleased to announce

Elyse Chudzynski, LMHCA

as the Mental Health Awareness of Michiana (MHAM)

Volunteer of the Month!

MHAM’s volunteer of the month, Elyse Chudzynski, has been volunteering with the Pro Bono Counseling Project since October 2022!

Elyse first heard about the PBCP while working on their Masters in Counseling at IUSB, often sharing the PBCP with students during [their] internship at the IUSB Student Counseling Center!

After graduation, when I started working full-time as a counselor, I was excited to be able to join the PBCP to provide counseling to individuals who might not otherwise have access. Navigating our healthcare system is no easy task and mental health counseling has a history of being inaccessible to so many. I am proud to work for a private practice, Psych Pointe, that takes Medicaid and encourages Pro Bono work in order to serve our entire community, not just those who can afford help.

I am encouraged by the societal shift I’ve seen in those who seek counseling as the stigma attached to mental health services continues to fade.

Elyse says, “For those considering the PBCP, taking a Pro Bono client is not only a service to our community but also another step toward mental health equity.”

“Based on previous clients’ feedback, Elyse is a fabulous counselor. I love that she integrates her previous experience with art into her practice.  She is such an asset to the PBCP!”
– Linda Raven, Pro Bono Counseling Project Coordinator, MHAM

To learn more about what we do, check out the MHAM website HERE!


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We are grateful to receive financial support from:

Beacon Community Impact

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Community Foundation of Elkhart County


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